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Floyd Patterson
Global ID9038
sexmale
birthdate 1935-01-04
death date 2006-05-11 (71)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach71″   /   180cm
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeWaco, North Carolina, USA
won 55 (KO 40) + lost 8 (KO 5) + drawn 1 = 64
rounds boxed 419 KO% 62.5
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1972-09-20Muhammad Ali38-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALRTD715
time: 3:00 | referee: Arthur Mercante 1-6 | judge: Jack Gordon 2-4 | judge: Tony Castellano 3-3
NABF heavyweight title
Fight stopped on cuts and swelling around Patterson's eyes
1972-07-14Pedro Agosto21-3-0
Singer Bowl, Flushing, Queens, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 3:00 | referee: Arthur Mercante
Bout stopped on cuts
1972-02-11Oscar Bonavena47-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny LoBianco
Scoring: 5-4-1, 6-4, 7-2-1
Patterson down in the 4th.

1971-11-23Charlie Harris8-13-1
Multnomah County Expo Center, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO610
time: 2:31 | referee: Bill Thornburg
1971-08-21Vic Brown22-17-0
Peace Bridge Arena, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 9-1 | judge: Richard Fay 10-0 | judge: Tony Castellano 10-0
1971-07-17Charley Polite14-18-3
Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 49-39 | 50-40 | 50-40
1971-05-26Terry Daniels24-2-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: John Christopher 49-41 | judge: Tony LaBranch 50-40 | judge: James Bidens 50-41
1971-03-29Roger Russell13-8-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
time: 1:29 | referee: Zach Clayton
1971-01-15Levi Forte19-22-2
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO210
time: 2:20 | referee: Cy Gottfried
Changed date to Friday per Sat 1/16 Miami News detailing fight.
1970-09-15Charley Green13-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO1010
time: 1:15 | referee: Tony Perez
1968-09-14Jimmy Ellis26-5-0
Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm, SwedenLPTS1515
referee: Harold Valan 6-9
WBA World heavyweight title
1967-10-28Jerry Quarry24-1-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALMD1212
referee: Vern Bybee 6-6 | judge: Lee Grossman 6-7 | judge: Joey Lomas 6-7
Elimination Tournament for WBA Heavyweight Title
(Ellis-Martin/Bonavena-Mildenberger/Quarry-Patterson/Spencer-Terrell)
Patterson down in the 2nd

1967-06-09Jerry Quarry23-1-3
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USADMD1010
referee: John Thomas 5-5 | judge: George Latka 6-7 | judge: Dick Young 6-6
Patterson down twice in the 2nd, Quarry down in the 7th
1967-03-30Bill McMurray23-16-2
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 2:37 | referee: Buck McTiernan
1967-02-13Willie Johnson14-20-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO310
time: 2:05 | referee: Cy Gottfried
1966-09-20Henry Cooper33-12-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWKO410x3
time: 2:10 | referee: Wally Thom
Cooper was knocked down three times.
1965-11-22Muhammad Ali21-0-0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO1215
time: 2:18 | referee: Harold Krause 46-53 | judge: Harold Buck 45-54 | judge: Bill Stremmell 43-53
World Heavyweight Title
1965-05-14Tod Herring26-3-0
Johanneshov, Stockholm, SwedenWTKO310
time: 0:40 | referee: Teddy Waltham
1965-02-01George Chuvalo29-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Zach Clayton 6-5 | judge: Joe Armstrong 8-4 | judge: Tony Castellano 7-5
1964-12-12Charlie Powell25-9-3
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWKO610
time: 1:21 | referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
1964-07-05Eddie Machen47-4-2
Råsunda, Solna, SwedenWPTS1212
referee: Teddy Waltham
1964-01-06Santo Amonti47-4-3
Johanneshov, Stockholm, SwedenWTKO810
time: 2:25 | referee: Andrew Smyth
Amonti down in 2nd, 4th and 8th
1963-07-22Sonny Liston34-1-0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALKO115
time: 2:10 | referee: Harold Krause
World Heavyweight Title
Patterson down 3 times

1962-09-25Sonny Liston33-1-0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO115
time: 2:06 | referee: Frank Sikora | judge: Harold Marovitz | judge: John Bray
~ World Heavyweight Title ~
1961-12-04Tom McNeeley23-0-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO415
time: 2:51 | referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
World Heavyweight Title
McNeeley was floored eleven times.

1961-03-13Ingemar Johansson22-1-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO615
time: 2:45 | referee: Bill Regan
World Heavyweight Title
Patterson was knocked down twice in the 1st round, Johansson was then knocked down at the end of the 1st. Johansson was floored for the count in the 6th.

1960-06-20Ingemar Johansson22-0-0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWKO515
time: 1:51 | referee: Arthur Mercante | judge: Artie Aidala | judge: Leo Birnbaum
World Heavyweight Title
1959-06-26Ingemar Johansson21-0-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALTKO315
time: 2:03 | referee: Ruby Goldstein 2-0 | judge: Bill Recht 1-1 | judge: Frank Forbes 2-0
World Heavyweight Title
Patterson down 7 times in third

1959-05-01Brian London22-4-0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO1115
time: 0:51 | referee: Frank Sikora
World Heavyweight Title
1958-08-18Roy Harris23-0-0
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWRTD1215
referee: Mushy Callahan 117-97 | judge: Frankie Van 116-102 | judge: Tommy Hart 117-98
World Heavyweight Title
1957-08-22Pete Rademacher
Sicks' Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO615
time: 2:57 | referee: Tommy Loughran
World Heavyweight Title
Rademacher, the 1956 Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist, was making his professional debut. Rademacher was knocked down six times, Patterson was knocked down in the 2nd round.

1957-07-29Tommy Jackson29-5-1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWTKO1015
time: 1:52 | referee: Ruby Goldstein 9-0 | judge: Joe Agnello 9-0 | judge: Bill Recht 9-0
World Heavyweight Title
1956-11-30Archie Moore159-20-8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO515
time: 2:27 | referee: Frank Sikora | judge: John Bray 18-18 | judge: Jim McManus 20-16 | judge: Frank Sikora 20-17
~ Vacant World Heavyweight Title ~
1956-06-08Tommy Jackson27-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1212
referee: Harry Kessler 5-6 | judge: Harold Barnes 8-4 | judge: Bert Grant 7-5
World Heavyweight Title Eliminator
1956-04-10Alvin Williams49-12-6
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO310
time: 1:58 | referee: Mel Appling
1956-03-12Jimmy Walls19-40-2
New Britain, Connecticut, USAWTKO210
time: 2:29 | referee: Max Muravnick
Walls was down once in the 1st and twice in the 2nd.
1955-12-08Jimmy Slade32-15-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 2:05 | referee: Dynamite Jackson 37½-28½
1955-10-13Calvin Brad9-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:58 | referee: Frankie Van
Brad was knocked down twice.
1955-09-29Dave Whitlock35-14-2
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWKO310
time: 0:52 | referee: Jack Silver
Whitlock was knocked down twice.
1955-09-08Alvin Williams48-11-6
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO810
time: 2:28 | referee: Petey Scalzo
1955-07-06Archie McBride26-9-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO710
time: 1:46 | referee: Al Berl
McBride was down three times
1955-06-23Yvon Durelle56-12-1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaWRTD510
Durelle did not answer the bell for round six.
1955-03-17Esau Ferdinand44-12-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:49 | referee: Ray Flores
Ferdinand was down in the 7th round
1955-01-17Don Grant15-1-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 1:13 | referee: Barney Felix 4-0 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 4-0 | judge: Joe Agnello 4-0
1955-01-07Willie Troy30-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO58
referee: Al Berl
1954-11-19Jimmy Slade28-11-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Harry Kessler 8-0 | judge: George Barnes 8-0 | judge: Jack Gordon 7-0
Slade was down twice in the 1st, as well as once in the 2nd, 3rd, and 8th rounds. Slade's purse was held by the commission following his performance, which accused him of running away for most of the bout.
1954-10-22Joe Gannon32-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Al Berl
Gannon out at the final bell
1954-10-11Esau Ferdinand43-11-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Ray Miller 7-0 | judge: Joe Eppy 7-1 | judge: Americo Schiavone 7-1
1954-08-02Tommy Harrison22-9-2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO18
time: 1:29 | referee: Mark Conn
1954-07-12Jacques Royer Crecy39-15-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO78
referee: Mark Conn
Patterson was knocked down in the 1st for a six count. Bout was stopped on a bad cut over Royer-Crecy's right eye.
1954-06-07Joey Maxim79-21-4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALUD88
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-4 | judge: Young Otto 1-7 | judge: Joe Eppy 3-5
1954-05-10Jesse Turner36-14-5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Mark Conn 7-1 | judge: Artie Aidala 7-1 | judge: Dave Stewart 8-0
1954-04-19Alvin Williams43-10-6
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Teddy Martin 7-1 | judge: Bill Recht 6-1 | judge: Joe Agnello 8-0
1954-03-30Sammy Brown6-1-0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO210
time: 1:40 | referee: Ray Bowen
Brown was down twice in the 1st, and once in the 2nd.
1954-02-15Yvon Durelle48-6-1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Abe Simon 5-2 | judge: Joe Eppy 5-3 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-3
Simon took the 8th round away from Patterson, due to a rabbit punch.
1953-12-14Dick Wagner33-19-5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO58
time: 2:29 | referee: George Walsh
Wagner was knocked down twice in the 3rd and once in the 5th.
1953-10-19Wes Bascom16-7-1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Ruby Goldstein
1953-06-01Gordon Wallace23-3-1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO38
time: 0:52 | referee: Ray Miller
Wallace was down four times
1953-04-13Dick Wagner33-18-5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWSD88
1953-01-28Chester Mieszala19-7-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO56
time: 1:25 | referee: Bill Doty
1952-12-29Lalu Sabotin21-6-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO58
time: 1:30 | referee: Mark Conn
1952-10-31Lester Johnson
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO36
time: 1:26 | referee: George Walsh
1952-10-06Sammy Walker37-32-6
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO26
time: 0:47
1952-09-12Eddie Godbold5-13-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO46
time: 1:39 | referee: Barney Felix

 
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